Zunzunkyō no Yabō is a shooter where you sit at the bottom of the screen and shoot various formations of baddies above. Instead of controlling a spacecraft or vehicle you control a person and the baddies above are people as well. You play the role of ZunZun who takes the form of Jizo, a figure in Buddhism known as an envoy between death and life. Your aim is to defeat various screens of baddies before facing one of four bosses who can be chosen to play in any order. Once they are all defeated you face one big final boss.
Although you start at the bottom of the screen, you can move forward and the screen scrolls forwards a short distance, but you can only fire forwards. As you blast the formation of baddies above who throw objects at you, other baddies run down the sides and the bottom of the screen and if you touch any baddie or their weapon then you lose one of three lives. Certain baddies leave behind a moving icon and when collected give you increased firepower, make you smaller or freeze the baddies etc. You are also armed with a smart bomb and this clears part of the screen and once a certain amount of baddies have been killed you move to the next screen.
From Mobygames.com. Original Entry